In the eye of the storm
What lessons do Hurricane Katrina and other humanitarian crises teach us about managing calamity?
Making sense of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Researchers with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative seek to understand and prevent sexual atrocities in the Congo
A tale of two countries: Q & A with professor Jennifer Leaning
On May 2, Cyclone Nargis hit the coast of Myanmar. Ten days later, an earthquake struck China’s mountainous Sichuan Province. Both events left thousands dead, missing, injured, and homeless, and focused the world’s attention on the actions of China’s and Myanmar’s governments.
Giving voice to the dispossessed
A poll of evacuees shows that poverty and health problems beset the stranded
A virtual academy of disaster responders
HSPH alumni, Red Cross forge ties through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Mold, mold, everywhere
Scientists see no precedent for the potential hazards in New Orleans
Disaster in Berini
Mock humanitarian relief exercise gives students a reality check
Leaning in the right direction
HSPH Professor Jennifer Leaning is one of the few physicians anywhere thoroughly versed in the Geneva Conventions and the rules of humanitarian law. As a volunteer for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a group based in Boston, she has been on missions to ravaged places that most of us experience only as fleeting headlines: the West Bank, Somalia, Soviet Georgia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Afghanistan.
Photo: Reuters/Carlos Barrios